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  1. Backbeat: Michael Kiwanuka Wows a Packed Webster Hall With John Mayer, Martin Kierszenbaum, More

    September 19, 2012 4:50 PM EDT MIchael Kiwanuka with John Mayer, backstage at New York's Webster Hall after Kiwanuka's headlining set on Tuesday night (Photo: Jem Aswad) Fast-rising British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka kicked off his first headlining U.S. tour a ...

  2. Beggars Group's Martin Mills To Be Honored At A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    May 30, 2012 3:52 PM EDT At the June 21 Libera Awards, Beggars Group founder and CEO Martin Mills will be presented with a lifetime achievement award presented by Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein. The Amercian Association of Independent Music will launch its inaugura ...

  3. Business Matters: Facebook Had 5 Times The U.S. Visitors of Twitter in 2011

    December 29, 2011 5:37 PM EST Facebook: Now Five Times More Than Twitter -- Facebook and Twitter are often mentioned in the same breath. Both are pioneering social media platforms that have changed how people and brands communicate. But year-end numbers from Nielsen shows the ...

  4. Adele, Instagram Top iTunes 'Rewind 2011' Year-End Charts

    December 08, 2011 5:21 PM EST iTunes launched its Rewind 2011 year-end charts and awards today; among the big winners for the platorm in music and apps are Adele, Foo Fighters, and Instagram. Adele dominated music sales on iTunes this year, swooping up titles for Top-Selling S ...

  5. Exclusive: The End Records To Rerelease Music For Nations Catalog

    December 05, 2011 3:30 PM EST Alt-metal label The End Records has secured a deal for over 50 titles from seminal, now-defunct Music For Nations label, Billboard.biz has learned. The catalog, which includes releases from artists like Cradle of Filth and Godflesh, dropped digita ...

  6. Backbeat: Michael Jackson's 'Immortal' Listening Session; Journos Dance in Their Chairs

    October 31, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Epic Records' Courtney Lowery and Tara Melega welcomed journalists at the NYC Sony Music Office. Thursday (Oct. 27), Sony Music's Epic Records held a private listening session of Michael Jackson's "Immortal" (Nov. 21). Epi ...

  7. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' 20th Anniversary Editions Include Unreleased Recordings, Alternate Mixes, More

    July 26, 2011 1:57 PM EDT Nirvana's sophomore album and major label debut, "Nevermind," celebrates its 20th anniversary next month, and Universal Music Enterprises is re-releasing versions of the album with deluxe editions, exclusive content and more. Releas ...

  8. Business Matters: Facebook Posts Have an 80-Minute Half Life (and Other Facebook Factoids)

    April 26, 2011 4:54 PM EDT The Half-Life of A Facebook Post: 80 Minutes -- A study by Toronto-based startup Visibli found that 50% of Facebook likes occur within 1 hour 20 minutes of the item being posted. Sixty percent of likes happen within 2:15, 70% occur within 4:00, 80 ...

  9. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  10. Alicia Keys Celebrates 10th Anniversary of 'songs in A minor'

    April 12, 2011 7:38 PM EDT Time indeed flies: 10 years have passed since the release of Alicia Keys' multi-platinum debut album, "songs in A minor." To celebrate that milestone, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer is releasing Deluxe and Colle ...

  11. MTV's Dermot McCormack Talks O Music Awards

    April 05, 2011 1:03 PM EDT MTV today revealed the full list of categories and nominees for its inaugural O Music Awards , a Web-based awards show dedicated to all things digital that will take place April 28. Nominees -- selected by MTV's internal committee following d ...

  12. Web Trends: Nine Inch Nails, Daft Punk, 'Tron' and more

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Nine Inch Nails To Reissue Pretty Hate Machine 2. 'Tron Legacy' Daft Punk Music Video 3. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes List of ...

  13. Web Trends: 'Glee,' Willow Smith, Brian Eno and more

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no musical trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The Cassette Walkman Still Lives – I Was Worried There For a Moment 2. Glee's next five artists to tackle, and why YouTube Most ...

  14. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Atlantic Records Branding and Sports Marketing VP Jonathan Feldman

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Jonathan Feldman Title: VP, brand partnerships & sports marketing, Atlantic Records Panel: Beyond The TV Commercial How Are Artists Striking New Deals With Brands? Tues., June 15, 9:00am – 9:50am. For more information, visit billboardeve ...

  15. Business Matters: Trans World, Ning, Universal Music Group, Google and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Entertainment retailer Trans World has received a commitment from Bank of America and other lenders to provide a $100 million revolving credit facility. This new credit agreement amends the previous agreement from January 2006. ( SEC filing ) - ...

  16. Why A Music Strategy Matters To Brands

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST If brands and their creative agencies agree, in full or in part, about the breadth of the cultural influence and the social value of music, they need to make a long-term commitment to developing a "music strategy," according to Steve Yan ...

  17. Rock En N Tour Heads To U.S., Colombia, Argentina

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th Rock en Ñ tour organised by Spanish collecting society SGAE and its promo division Fundación Autor this year takes in the United States, Colombia and Argentina between Oct. 11 and Nov. 13. Top-selling pop-rock band Amaral, alternative gro ...

  18. SKU'ing Up

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT During the past two years, one 29-year-old Bay Area music fan reckons she's spent about $200 on music. She gets most of her music for free from blogs and BitTorrent trackers, but one recent release struck her as cool enough to get her to lay ...

  19. Plant, Krauss Get Post-Grammys Push

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The five-times Grammy-winning partnership between bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is getting another promotional push in the U.K. The duo's set "Raising Sand," released by Decca/Rounder i ...

  20. OCC Loosens U.K. Album Chart Rules

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.-based Official Charts Company (OCC) is relaxing its rules to boost album sales. It wants to enable a greater variety of special-edition albums, including reissues and those packaged with related merchandise, to qualify for the same chart ...

  21. Miley Cyrus And Sugarland Are Tops

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus notches her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Breakout" bows with 371,000 -- the second-biggest sales week of the year for a female artist . . . Sugarland starts in the runner-up spot on the Billboard 200 -- but at ...

  22. Coldplay Extends Euro Chart Reign

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay starts a third week at No. 1 on the new European Top 100 Albums chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI). But it's all change atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, where Duffy's "Mercy&quo ...

  23. Coldplay Retains Euro Chart Crown

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay secures a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), in a top ten featuring strong new sales for Sigur Ros and the Jonas Brothers. Meanwhile, Duffy's "Me ...

  24. Ne-Yo Unseats Coldplay Atop U.K. Singles Chart

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo scored his second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (June 29), as "Closer" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 2-1, while Coldplay started a third week atop the album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/E ...

  25. Coldplay's 'Viva' Grabs Top Spot On Euro Chart

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay moves to the European Top 100 Albums summit with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), on which it debuted at No. 4 on part-week sales last week. Meanwhile, Duffy's "Mercy" (A&M/Univers ...

  26. Usher Scores Second Best Sales Debut Of '08

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Four years after his "Confessions" rocked the charts, Usher returns to The Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Here I Stand." With 433,000 U.S. copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the LaFace/Zomba album is the second biggest ...

  27. Rockferry Stays On Top In Europe

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) leads European Top 100 Albums for a third week, while the new Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey shows Madonna's "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.), featuring Justin Timberlake, at the he ...

  28. Winehouse Won't Face Charge, Cops Say

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's run of good fortune has continued with the news today that the singer will not face charges in connection with her husband's alleged attempt to pervert the course of justice. The singer, who scooped five trophies at the 5 ...

  29. Jack And Alicia Continue To Reign

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" enjoys a third week atop the Billboard 200 while Alicia Keys' "As I Am" seems unstoppable in its 15th week on the chart ... The latest installment of the "Kidz Bop Kids&q ...

  30. 'Thriller' Reissue Bows At No. 1 In Europe

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's augmented 25th anniversary reissue of "Thriller" (Legacy/Epic) enters in pole position on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart. Meanwhile on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackg ...

  31. Huecco Replaces Melendi For Mexico City Concert

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music-signed Spanish artist Huecco will take the place of multi-platinum singer Melendi at a Nov. 17 Rock En Ñ concert in Mexico City. Melendi has decided not to appear following a Nov. 13 incident on an Iberia state aircraft en route from ...

  32. Rock En Ñ Tour 2007 Details Unveiled

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 8th Rock En Ñ annual tour of Latin America from Nov. 16 to Dec. 6 this year takes in four countries - Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia. Organized by Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE, this year's participati ...

  33. Avril Continues Euro Albums Chart Rule

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While Avril Lavigne starts a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA), there's a new champion on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, as "Beautiful Liar" (World Music/Columbia ...

  34. And We're Telling You: 'Dreamgirls' Sings Way To Top

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" rises to No. 1. It is the first film soundtrack to reach the top (without first debuting there) since 2002. The bad news: It registers the lowest sales total for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began ...

  35. Universal Music Unlocks BBC Vaults

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music will this week begin the digital rollout of rare recordings unearthed from the BBC vaults. The strategy kicks off with an album by veteran dance act The Orb, "The Orb -- The Orb's Adve Universal Music will this week begin ...

  36. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  37. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  38. Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte NEW YORK -- The Universal Music Group has agre ...

  39. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell i ...

  40. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell i ...

  41. Castle Shifts To Ryko Distribution

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reissue label had gone through BMG. New York-based Ryko Distribution has picked up distribution of Castle Music, a mid-priced reissue label under the Sanctuary Records Group umbrella. Castle was previously distributed by BMG. Effective Feb. 7, Ryk ...

  42. Castle Shifts To Ryko Distribution

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based Ryko Distribution has picked up distribution of Castle Music, a mid-priced reissue label under the Sanctuary Records Group umbrella. Castle was previously distributed by BMG. New York-based Ryko Distribution has picked up distributi ...

  43. Bluesman Son Seals Dies

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Noted blues guitarist Son Seals died yesterday (Dec. 20) in Chicago of complications from diabetes. He was 62. Noted blues guitarist Son Seals died yesterday (Dec. 20) in Chicago of complications from diabetes. He was 62. Born Frank Seals in Osceo ...

  44. Better Than Ezra Signs With Artemis

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST New material slated for 2005. New Orleans trio Better Than Ezra has signed an exclusive North American deal with Artemis Records. The group's as-yet-untitled new studio album, its first in four years, is slated for a spring 2005 release. The ...

  45. Yarbrough Quits Musicland Post

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran exec to consult for chain. Musicland vice chairman Danny Yarbrough has stepped down from the music chain to once again join the ranks of consultants. Yarbrough will continue to advise the chain in a number of areas, including overseeing it ...

  46. Yarbrough Quits Musicland Post

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran exec to consult for chain. Musicland vice chairman Danny Yarbrough has stepped down from the music chain to once again join the ranks of consultants. Yarbrough will continue to advise the chain in a number of areas, including overseeing it ...

  47. Retail Track

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musicland's not-so-smooth transition to Deluxe Media is making some vendors nervous. Read Ed Christman's column. Musicland's not-so-smooth transition to Deluxe Media is making some vendors nervous. Read Ed Christman's column. N ...

  48. Retail Track

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musicland's not-so-smooth transition to Deluxe Media is making some vendors nervous. Read Ed Christman's column. Musicland's not-so-smooth transition to Deluxe Media is making some vendors nervous. Read Ed Christman's column. N ...

  49. Retail Track

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musicland's not-so-smooth transition to Deluxe Media is making some vendors nervous. Read Ed Christman's column. Musicland's not-so-smooth transition to Deluxe Media is making some vendors nervous. Read Ed Christman's column. N ...

  50. UMI Audio/Visual Product Gets Int'l Rollout

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product range following a successful trial in three European territories. Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product ran ...

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